JULY 2011
Triple thrill for Glacier Junior Series winner Mallick

A spot in the Glacier Junior Series Final, a hole-in-one and a kiss from South Africa's first lady of golf, Sally Little - to quote SAGDB player Aslam Mallick: "This day couldn't get any better."
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Mkhoma marches to his own beat

A golfer can drive himself crazy trying to hit the perfect shot. Phiwakahle Mkhoma of Merlewood in Port Shepstone knows, because for the longest time, that's what he did. The SAGDB golfer would compound the issue by dwelling on that missed shot or that not-so-perfect shot so long that it affected his ensuing shots. Before he knew it, his rounds would spiral out of control and he'd wind up out of contention. But when it mattered, he got it right.
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Manchest means business

George golfer Franklin Manchest takes a lot of playful flak about his size, but there is no doubt that it helps energize his performance. The 13-year-old from Rosemore might be a good foot and a half shorter than his peers, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in grit, determination and perseverance.
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Siyandla continues to shine

16-year old Siyanda Mwandla is part of the changing face of golf in KwaZulu-Natal. The scratch handicapper from Umhlali is currently the leading player in the SAGDB's programme in the region and is breaking new ground for players from underprivaleged backgrounds.
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Transnet comes through for Lwazi

When 19-year old Lwazi Gqira was told that he had been selected to play in the Toya Polish Junior Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, he didn't even have a passport. However, after a mad scramble to get his documents in order and with the generous support of the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Lwazi not only got to Poland, but also stepped out onto the course with new clubs, new clothes and a new sense of determination.
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67 Minutes for golf

The 18th of July 2011 will mark Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday. The United Nations also recognises the day as Nelson Mandela International Day - a day on which people across the world are asked to give 67 minutes of their time to community service.
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Five SAGDB players in WP teams

Five players from the SAGDB's programme in Western Province have been included in teams that will be competing at the u/13 inter-provincial in Worcester later this month. This is a clear indication of the value of the SAGDB's work in the province.
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About the SAGDB

The SAGDB is a non-profit organisation (with section 18A donations tax exemption status). Through its PGA-approved coaching programme, the board currently has the capacity to coach 1,500 children per week in nine areas. The SAGDB is sponsored by SAA, City Lodge and ProRange.

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